South Carolina Friends have met annually since 1999 for the Palmetto Friends Gathering. There are currently eight Meetings and/or Worship Groups affiliated with the Gathering. All practice the distinctive silent worship traditionally associated with Quakers and work together for peace and social justice.
Helen White at first the first Palmetto Friends Gathering on Martin Luther King Day in 1990. Helen and her husband Edwin lived in Colombia, SA, for some years when they taught at a Mennonite School located out from Bogotá.
Horry Friends Meeting, circa 1991, at the Surfside Beach shop of a then-attender.
An early 1990s Palmetto Friends Gathering at the Lexington, SC, YMCA showing, among others, long-time Penn Center directors Elizabeth and Courtney Siceloff, Marian Beane, Harry Rogers and Jim Henderson [front-right].